Where there's a will, there's a way
Making a will can be a big step, but there are lots of reasons to take it. You might want to legally state where your money and the things you own should go when you die. Or you may want to say who will take care of your children.
Without a will, you can't make sure things will go to the people you would like them to go to.
But many of us don't have a will or feel we can't afford to pay for one.
Only one quarter of parents with children under 10 years old have made a will, research by consumer group Which? shows.
Get your free will this month
You can make a will at any time. Charity-based schemes run throughout the year.
Other schemes include Will Aid Month. Each November, anyone in the UK who wants a basic will can apply.
To learn about other will-writing schemes, visit Money Saving Expert.
Wills – the choice is yours
At Legal Choices, we have answers to some of the big questions around wills. How do I make a will? Who can write my will? How much should I pay for a will?
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